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1. You may have a virus and it has corrupted the Boot sector of the OS (Operating system) Windows that is 2. this may be that you will have to format the hard drive and reload Windows 3. the third thing may be that your hard drive is failing and needs replacement.
you can't recognise your hard disk, but you can rectify your data from your damaged hard disk ( by using data recovery softwares ( ex: ontrack data recovery etc., ) ). This is the only option
& you can't use that hard disk in future.
model: LGP1 Config: P1 Manufacturer: LG Electronics
Thanks you for the reply: What model and MFG is it? The reason it does not see the hard drive is
probably the hard drive is a SATA drive (serial
drive). Xp will not see the dive unless you have the SATA driver
Can you suggest what I need to do to reinstall windows or download the image
Am I asking to much for a basic step by step process.
If cost isn't an issue get a new hard drive, they are going pretty cheap nowadays. However, if cost is an issue you may have to reformat that drive. I really can't go into what's involved with that here. For one, I don't know your comfort level for working in DOS. You need to run fdisk in the DOS environment to format your drive. I would highly suggest you get some premium help here at FixYa.com so an expert can talk to you in relative real time. Sorry I don't have better news for you.
Likely the hard drive's master boot record has become corrupted during the unexpected shutdown. You need to boot with your windows xp cd, select R on the first screen for the repair console and run a chkdsk /f to fix the drive. This works most of the time.
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hi there, check the cmost setup for hard drive detection. if detected you may have a software prob., try to re-install your operating system, i.e. windows, hope you can save your documents files before you can install new operating system. ty